Ulster gave their disappointing season a shot in the arm on Friday night after recording an impressive away victory over Edinburgh at Murrayfield.
A bonus-point victory which was sealed by the excellent Iain Henderson when he went over in the 79th minute, brings the northern province up to fourth in Conference B.
In this spot, they will play a team in Conference A in a playoff for the final Champions Cup berth, they have a game in hand against Edinburgh above them and Bennetton who are just below them so it’s still possible for them to qualify automatically.
It’s been a turbulent season, both on and off the field, but with Jono Gibbes leaving at the end of the season to return home to New Zealand, Ulster will need a new head coach and according to a report by Brendan Fanning in The Irish Independent, that shortlist has been whittled down to three.
It is understood that all three candidates are from overseas and one of which is Glenn Moore, the currenct head coach of the New Zealand women’s team.
58-year-old Moore is highly regarded in New Zealand and has formerly coached North Otago, the Highlanders, the Blues and Mid Canterbury.
He wouldn’t be unfamiliar with the Kingspan Stadium or Belfast after leading the Black Ferns to World Cup glory back in August.
Next up for Ulster is a home fixture against Ospreys on Friday night.